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1  Galleries / Members' Other Vehicles / Re: Our 66 Impala Bash Car..... Lowrider on: July 02, 2014, 09:13:34 AM
Sounds like serious fun!

Great pics, please post more...
2  Galleries / Members' Completed FE-FC Projects / Re: FCRB30 Wagon on: June 27, 2014, 10:11:00 PM

Well I'm sorta ambivalent re this story - sorry to see the build thread locked and over (bloody inspirational!), but really happy to see a so-cool car on the road after a long and challenged build...

Pedro; I'm going out to the shed to toast you, your wagon (and your new love!!) with a captain morgan and coke...

Shit-hot, mate; here's to you!

cheers, jack
3  General / Events, Shows etc / Re: Cooly Rocks 2014 31st May - 9th June on: May 30, 2014, 08:15:15 PM

We'll be there, Craig. Got time for a cool drink?

Cheers, jack

4  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: Upholstery Work on: May 05, 2014, 08:52:37 PM

X2...  Stinky made my interior; extremely happy with the result.

cheers, jack
5  Galleries / Members' Completed FE-FC Projects / Re: Here we go again!!! on: April 08, 2014, 08:10:39 PM

Beautiful  Smiley Cool well done mate!
6  Galleries / Members' Completed FE-FC Projects / Re: FCRB30 Wagon on: March 30, 2014, 07:24:51 PM

Looking grouse, Pedro! You must be stoked  Smiley

(but the wheels, mate...  love interceptor/commodore rims, but how about painting them anything but GREY? - I'm surprised that Stinky hasn't had a crack at you over this! Satin black with chrome trims, bullet centres and bullet chrome nuts???)

Keep the pics coming, that's one cool wagon  Cool Cool Cool

Cheers, jack
7  Galleries / Members' FEs and FCs / Re: Lost but not forgotten on: February 26, 2014, 08:23:13 PM

Deano; just bloody beautiful...  Cool Cool Cool

cheers, jack
8  Galleries / Members' Completed FE-FC Projects / Re: FC, L plates and Nitrous Oxide = F . U . N!! on: February 17, 2014, 10:43:03 AM

Re the bolt covers - another alternative is plastic stick-on convex circular mirrors that are designed to stick on exterior mirrors to give a wide-angle view. Available in several different diameters (I think the ones I used were the smallest available; 60mm?) cost about $5 each at Autobarn or similar. Stick on with silicone/sikaflex. No polishing necessary, cheap, quick, easy...

cheers, jack

9  Galleries / Members' FEs and FCs / Re: Lost but not forgotten on: January 27, 2014, 08:40:15 PM
Looking real good, Deano, love the wheels/tyres/trims etc   Cool

(but aren't you just a little bit concerned about colliding with low-flying aeroplanes? Could it be a tad closer to the ground in an effort to avoid flightpaths?  Wink)

cheers, jack

10  Technical Board / Modification Help / Re: What's Biggest rubber under the rear end on: January 06, 2014, 12:13:33 PM

More curiosity... and what profile were the 235s?
11  For Sale and Wanted / Cars For Sale / HQ wagon for sale on: December 30, 2013, 02:23:32 PM

Three speed manual, 173 (original motor; stock except for VK electronic distributer) 103,000 original kilometres, excellent red ('cinnibar') interior, venetians, sunvisor, stock 6" HZ steel rims, new lowered Pedders springs and gas shockers front and rear, new top and bottom ball joints, CD player, some surface rust (patina!) but original paint - what you see is what you get; no hidden 'surprises'. Tailgate rusty on the inside; not bad outside. Has spent most of its life inland (Horsham, Vic.) On club reg; not transferrable. Can supply Vic roadworthy for the right price. Starts, stops, runs very well. Only driven every week to church by elderly old-fart owner... (well the 'church' bit may be debateable  Wink
$5200 with RWC ono
pm me or ring 0400237539

cheers, jack

12  Galleries / Members' Completed FE-FC Projects / Re: FCRB30 Wagon on: November 20, 2013, 07:00:04 PM
I'll take up your offer on the radiator cap if you're not going to use it Jack i'm not planning on ghost flames under the bonnet so i should be safe  Wink Cheesy,   Pedro

no worries, Pedro. (having made the offer, now I've got to find the bloody thing! Roll Eyes Roll Eyes)

will pm you when I've found it (I'm working away from home for the next fortnight; will get back to you when I'm home)

cheers, jack
13  Galleries / Members' Completed FE-FC Projects / Re: FCRB30 Wagon on: November 14, 2013, 09:13:34 PM
At the risk of no pud for Chrissy a flame radiator cap sounds good to me Jack it would go with the red, black and silver theme well, I'll have to go and have a look at your post/page, where did you get yours from.

Wheels painted and front tyres changed for 195's as i was a bit concerned the 205's would scrape, I reckon i could squeeze 225's under the back when these need replacing, not sure whether to run dress rims or not any opinions on the subject.

Pedro, I think there's a sorta pic of it on my car thread somewhere- it's polished alloy, circular, with 'flames' cut into it.. check the pic; if you want it, it's yours - will cost ya one beer or rum next time we meet, plus another for the postage...  Wink Smiley
(where the flames are cut in would be real easy to fill with red paint too...  Cool but fitting this might compromise your pudding... then again; maybe not - you haven't got ghost flames under your bonnet; I think these were the reason for a certain persons strong objection to the flamey radiator cap... and as much as I'm loathe to admit it publicly, she's right - as usual  Embarrassed Roll Eyes)

re the wheels; suggestion - keep the current centre caps or replace with polished alloy spun bullets  Cool Cool Cool, paint the centre of the wheel satin black and the actual rim with 'aluminium' paint, no chrome trims necessary, or paint the whole wheel satin black and fit chrome trims, either normal or 'hotrod' style...  Cool Cool Cool  (but then again, my tastes might be a bit off/out there...  Grin)

cheers, jack
14  Galleries / Members' Completed FE-FC Projects / Re: FCRB30 Wagon on: November 13, 2013, 08:21:48 PM

well, Pedro, a certain FE driver who we both know got right up me for having a 'flamey thing' (radiator cap) under the bonnet which she took exception to, and considered in very poor taste, so you had better get things just right under there if you're still planning on having yummy pudding this Christmas.....    Wink

cheers, jack
15  Technical Board / Modification Help / Re: Wider rims new rubber on: November 13, 2013, 06:34:29 PM

Given that it's a stocky, I'm with Haydn (6 x 13 rims with 185/80-13 whitewalls or white bands and possibly chrome trim rings). I'm away from my own computer so can't be sure on the calculations, but I seem to remember that 185/80-13 will result in very slightly taller gearing than standard 640-13 (very slightly higher true road speed for same revs) and 205/60-13 will give about 8% less true speed for same revs compared to 185/80-13, which you may not want if a lot of your driving is at highway speeds. You could fix this by going to 3.36 or 3.55(?) if you really wanted the 205/60 tyres.

 Someone else may be able to check the gearing change percentages 205/60 vs 185/80; if not and you really want to know, let us know and I'll check tomorrow for you...

Oh, and we want pics!

cheers, jack
16  Galleries / Members' Completed FE-FC Projects / Re: FCRB30 Wagon on: November 13, 2013, 10:42:49 AM

Great stuff, Pedro!   Cool  getting close now...  Smiley
17  Technical Board / Modification Help / Re: Wider rims new rubber on: November 13, 2013, 10:38:47 AM

X 2 what Fink said re offsets. 185/80-13 should be very close in rolling diameter to the original 640-13s, and would be OK on 6" rims.
If you wanted to, you could easily fit up to 205 section tyres to 6" rims, but depending on the ratio (60, 70, 80 etc) this will change your overall gearing, which you may or may not want... also, anything wider than 185 in 13"s could be very difficult to find.

Another alternative may be using HK/T/G 14" rims which are 5" stock (6" also should be available) and this will give you a much wider choice of tyre widths and ratios...

What engine and frontend/brakes and diff ratio are you running? Do you want whitewalls/bands? Answers to these questions will greatly influence what rims/tyres you select.

cheers, jack
18  Galleries / Members' Completed FE-FC Projects / Re: Started on the Wagon. on: November 02, 2013, 10:14:36 AM

Great colour combo  Cool Cool so 'FC'...
19  Galleries / Members' FEs and FCs / Re: NosFEratu on: November 01, 2013, 02:05:55 PM
Eg Jack will be happy to know that we have installed a 1957 Chev spare wheel well in the boot so the matching 15" whitewall will fit.


Knowing just how pedantic you and Kathi are re matching spare wheels, I just naturally assumed something like this would be high on the agenda, so it comes as no surprise at all...   Wink Smiley Smiley

"big YELLOW motor"??   Huh

(geez, a 'vette with a Cat diesel... cant wait to see that Roll Eyes  Grin  Wink)

20  Galleries / Members' FEs and FCs / Re: NosFEratu on: October 31, 2013, 08:58:37 PM

Well, Pedro; maybe Stinky is right and we are out of order... maybe the new Kitchen Bitch is finding home duties more onerous than anticipated...

maybe there is little time left in the day after cooking and washing dishes to work on the black thing...

(said in the interests of pudding... - Christmas isn't that far away)
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